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Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales rise 38% in Sep

Sugarcane field. Author: Jenny Mealing. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

October 11 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 1.8 billion litres (475.5 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in September for a 38.09% year-on-year increase.

Anhydrous ethanol sales stood decreased to 324.01 million litres in the latter half of the month from 379.12 million litres registered a year earlier, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Wednesday.

In all, the total ethanol sales for the second half of the month amounted to a little over 1.33 billion litres, up 8.54%, of which about 83.15 million litres of the biofuel were intended for export and 1.25 billion for domestic consumption.

From the start of the sugarcane harvest up until October 1, the total volume of ethanol sold in the country's Centre-South region went up 17.71% to 14.91 billion litres.

In regards to the production, ethanol stood at 1.63 billion litres in the country's Centre-South region for the month of September, down 19.81%, Unica noted.

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